Stephanie Patton (born New Orleans, Louisiana, 1969) is a contemporary multimedia artist whose work crosses the realms of photography, sculpture, painting, installation, performance, video, audio and text.
Stephanie Patton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1993 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. She has studied various types of vocal and comedic performance in New York, New York through The New School, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the Gotham Writers' Workshop. After living in New York City, she returned to Louisiana in 2001 and currently lives and works in Lafayette, Louisiana. She has co-curated many exhibits at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana with curator Brian Guidry.
Patton has shown her work nationally and internationally including shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, New York, and in New Orleans at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Louisiana ArtWorks, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Arthur Roger Gallery, and the Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris, France, among others. She is also a founding member of The Front, an artist’s collective, in the St. Claude Arts District in New Orleans. Patton’s work is often humorous in nature and frequently investigates aspects of human emotion. A performance artist, Patton also has been impersonating the character Renella Rose Champagne since 1993.
Stephanie Patton’s works of art can be found in numerous private art collections throughout the world, and are included in the permanent collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, California; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans; and the Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France.
- Nick Stillman, Review of "Spaces: Antenna, the Front, Good Children Gallery" in the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Artforum, May 2012, pp. 314-315
- Last Call: The Front, Review by Reggie Rodrigue in the Pelican Bomb, April 11, 2011
- Walter Pierce, "This Champagne is Great Going Down," The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, Louisiana, July 24, 2002
- Studio Visit Magazine, publisher: Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, 2007